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Maritime HTO (Human-Technology-Organisation) and Innovation



Course format On-site
Date 2020-08-11 - 2020-12-15

Course content

The course includes present and future maritime trends and challenges within the following dimensions;


  • The human element in the maritime domain.
  • Trends and future challenges for the maritime human individual.


  • Definitions and applications of maritime technologies.
  • Technological development and future trends in the maritime domain.


  • Organisational structure in the maritime domain.
  • Trends and future challenges for maritime organisations.


  • Innovation and new business models in the maritime domain.
  • Drivers and barriers for radical innovation in the maritime domain. 

Individual Project

  • The student will be given a final assignment to write a manuscript based on the module topics covered in the course and connected to their own PhD project.

Learning outcomes


The candidate

  • has advanced knowledge of the HTO dimension in the maritime domain,
  • has advanced knowledge of innovation and new business models,
  • can evaluate the related challenges and opportunities of HTO and innovation in the maritime domain.


The candidate can:

  • handle complex academic issues involving requirements for HTO and innovation in the maritime domain,
  • propose, carry out and evaluate maritime research projects of a high international standard in accordance with HTO and innovation requirements,
  • critically examine the maritime HTO and innovation issues in order to identify the related viability and limitations.


The candidate can:

  • identify and understand the limitations and possibilities of maritime HTO and innovation,
  • describe and manage the complex relationship between maritime HTO and innovation,
  • develop and carry out new research projects in the international maritime domain,
  • communicate new knowledge of maritime research and development projects.


The course is compulsory for maritime Ph.D students, and may also be taken as a singular course.


ISCED Categories

Machinery and operators